Students share the impact of their service-​​learning experiences

Varsha Ram­sumair said she teared up during her final visit with the Boston ele­men­tary school stu­dents she’d been men­toring this semester through a service-​​learning course called “Human Ser­vices Pro­fes­sions.” Ram­sumair was one of more than 200 stu­dents who pre­sented at the Fall 2016 Service-​​Learning Expo last week.

Graduate’s startup brings new edge to razor industry

Ten years ago when Adam Simone, then a North­eastern stu­dent, was working on co-​​op at Gillette in Boston, he never imag­ined one day launching a startup to com­pete in the shaving industry. Now, he’s the co-​​founder of Leaf Shave, which has designed a cus­tomiz­able metal razor that he said is both inno­v­a­tive and cost-​​effective.

Northeastern senior named Schwarzman Scholar

In her senior year at North­eastern Made­line Seibert did a co-​​op in China, where she led an inde­pen­dent study doc­u­menting food losses and waste through Chi­nese supply chains. Now, with the sup­port of her Schwarzman Schol­ar­ship, Seibert will con­tinue this work through a year­long master’s pro­gram at the Tsinghua Uni­ver­sity in Beijing.

Takeda CEO talks globalization, innovation in pharmaceutical industry

Christophe Weber, pres­i­dent and CEO of Takeda Phar­ma­ceu­tical Com­pany Ltd., shared his global vision, mul­ti­cul­tural per­spec­tive, and long-​​term approach to run­ning the 235-​​year-​​old Japanese com­pany on Tuesday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum speaker series.

Fidel Castro’s death, his legacy, and what is next for US-​​Cuban relations

Fidel Castro, the Cuban rev­o­lu­tionary and con­tro­ver­sial global figure who defied the U.S. for decades, died Friday. “Castro is one of the tow­ering fig­ures of the Modern Era,” said pro­fessor José Buscaglia, a pio­neer in study abroad pro­grams by Amer­ican insti­tu­tions to Cuba. Here, Buscaglia and polit­ical sci­ence expert William Crotty reflect on Castro’s life and legacy.

Student’s reporting part of award-​​winning Rio Olympics coverage on evictions

Grad­uate stu­dent Giulia Afiune, a native of Brazil, was part of a mul­ti­media jour­nalism project this summer that told the sto­ries of fam­i­lies evicted due to Rio Olympics con­struc­tion. This fall, that project won a pres­ti­gious national jour­nalism award in her home country.

A new Thanksgiving tradition’

North­eastern staff member Rachel Spiller will host four inter­na­tional stu­dents at her home in Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts, on Thanksgiving—a new tra­di­tion she and her family have wel­comed in recent years. “The set­ting and the food might be dif­ferent, but the sense of family and warmth is uni­versal,” she said.